The title of this post got your attention didn't it?! :) It made me chuckle.
It has been 12 years since I graduated high school and as most recent graduates do I had every intention of going to college, well I tried it for a semester and I couldn't do it. Working full time just didn't allow me the time to feel dedicated.
Since I am approximately 12 days away from graduating college (yes I am going to continue talking about it until I have that diploma in my hands lol) I wanted to share some of my thoughts on what it is like finishing college well after everyone expects you too.
~You will likely be one of the oldest people in class. I ran into that a lot but it wasn't such a bad thing (well until someone did comment that I was old lol). I look at is as being mature. ;)
~I felt more dedicated to my schoolwork, even though I used the GI Bill, if I failed a class I had to pay it back so I had to do well.
~I knew exactly what I wanted to accomplish and what goals I needed to set for myself. Now I'm not saying that younger people aren't like that but it's rare to find.
~Since I did not go to a brick and mortar school I didn't have the pressure of joining clubs or that sort of thing. It was nice to not have extra distractions.
~I felt that I could be an example to younger students. To show them that it is never too late to achieve your dreams.
~I was able to use what I had learned in my professional experiences, this helped in more way than I ever thought possible.
~I appreciate the experience so much more at 30 years old.
I am so glad that I waited 10+ years to get my degree, I learned far more than I ever thought possible.
Just remember that age doesn't matter, go after your dreams!